Dr. Deane Waldman brings clarity, understanding and a workable solution to our sick U.S. healthcare system
We can fix healthcare
Some people believe that the government should be in charge of the entire healthcare system. That is what they do in Great Britain, Canada, and France. They call their systems where the government controls the healthcare system and therefore controls the people’s medical care, Single Payer systems.
CLAIM: Government control will reduce inefficiency
FACT: This is deceptive advertising. Government healthcare costs you nothing, that is, nothing directly out-of-pocket. It costs you more than you can afford or want to spend through increased direct and indirect taxes. The Canadian Province of Alberta spends over 40% of all its tax revenue on its healthcare system!
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: NCHS: Himmelstein/Woolhandler analysis of CPS
CLAIM: Government healthcare will be cheaper
FACT: This is deceptive advertising. Government healthcare costs you nothing, that is, nothing directly out-of-pocket. It costs you more than you can afford or want to spend through increased direct and indirect taxes. The Canadian Province of Alberta spends over 40% of all its tax dollars on its healthcare system!
CLAIM: Government healthcare will provide better care
FACT: How does medical rationing produce “better care”? Government healthcare systems use rationing to reduce spending. They simply deny us the expensive treatments that we need. Obamacare is scheduled to do the same thing — ration care — through its IPAB (Independent Payment Advisory Board).
Details and further proof are available in Chapter 7 of The Cancer in the American Healthcare System, in the section titled, Final Myth.
Washington has passed numerous “fixes” for our healthcare system over the past fifty years. They all can be grouped under the two-word approach: “Trust me!” How has “Trust me,” turned out for us?
Dr. Waldman's new
eye-opening book lays bare the disaster that has befallen both patients and doctors over the last 50 years due to government and administrative involvement into health care. Today close to 50% of healthcare spending goes NOT to doctors to pay for care, but to administrators who manage the miles of red tape introduced by ever increasing number of government regulations.
Dr. Deane Waldman was Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at: the Children’s Hospital of San Diego, the University of Chicago, and the University of New Mexico. Responsible for budgets in excess of $20 million, he has seen all aspects of our floundering medical care system. His proposal for a simple Direct-Pay USA system has the potential to revolutionize health care in the U.S. and save us from imminent financial catastrophe.
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